restrict printer feature

Michael Sweet mike at
Sun Aug 28 06:59:50 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
>>Anonymous wrote:
>>>How can I disable a printer feature in CUPS? We have a Ricoh Aficio CL4000DN in our lab.
>>>The printer is shared via SMB twice, A) CL4000DN Color and B) CL4000DN BW.
>>>Printer A is availiable to teachers and staff, B is availiable to students.
>>>How can I disable color printing on B so that all jobs are forced to color? Further, even if the print job is sent as a color print job, it would only ever print to B/W?
>>Edit the PPD files and remove the corresponding options so that
>>the color queue only provides a Color printing option and the BW
>>queue only provides a Grayscale printing option.
>>Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
>>Internet Printing and Publishing Software
> Hi Michael,
> Mike,
> I've emailed you the two ppd files, one is edited to have:
> ColorDevice: False

No, that's not the only setting - there will be an option (or there
usually is, anyways) to control color printing.

> However, on sharing it with Samba and installing it on WinXP with Ricoh's PS drivers, if I print a color print job it prints color.
> Seems that the ppd only contains options for cup's interface?
> Just a reminder, I need to force any print job to greyscale no matter what the client settings...
> Cheers,
> --Philip

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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